Get to know Family Nurse Practitioner, Ashley A. Alvord, who serves patients in West Branch, Michigan.
Ashley is an advanced practice registered nurse & a family nurse practitioner. She currently practices at MidMichigan Health Park – West Branch.
MidMichigan Health Park – West Branch is a 10,200 square-foot medical mall conveniently located on M-30 in West Branch, Michigan. Health Park offers primary care, urgent care, specialty care, laboratory, X-ray and a community education room with advanced audiovisual and video teleconferencing capabilities.
Before embarking on her professional journey, Ashley graduated with her nursing degree from Mid Michigan Community College in 2015. Five years later, in 2020, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree (Family Nurse Practitioner Program) from South University.
In order to stay up to date in her field, she remains an active member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners.
An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has obtained at least a master’s degree in nursing. APRNs may work across various healthcare settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics or long-term care facilities. They provide medical support and preventative care to patients, along with additional responsibilities of coordinating patient care and using specialized knowledge to manage complex patient conditions. APRNs can diagnose and treat as well as order and interpret tests and prescribe medications.
A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) provides continuing and comprehensive healthcare for the individual and family across all ages, genders, diseases, and body systems. FNPs maintain patient records, perform physical exams, order or perform diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, develop treatment plans, as well as treat acute and chronic illnesses, conditions, and injuries that fall under primary care.
On a more personal note, Ashley attributes her success to her love for being a nurse practitioner, being able to take care of her patients, and being able to make a difference every day.
Learn More about Ashley A. Alvord:
Through her online profile, https://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4147773/info/ or through MidMichigan Health, https://www.midmichigan.org/doctors/find-a-doctor-basic-profile/alvord-ashley/#Profile